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Job Specification



 Assists  the  Construction  Official  in  overall  administrative
 responsibility for administering and enforcing provisions of  the
 New  Jersey Uniform Construction Code; does other related  duties
 as required.

 NOTE: The  examples of work for this title are for illustrative
 purposes  only.  A particular position using this title  may  not
 perform all duties listed in this job specification.  Conversely,
 all duties performed on the job may not be listed.


 Reviews  applications  for  completeness  as  to  form  and   for
 verification of prior approvals.

 Request  additional documentation concerning prior  approvals  as

 Prepares and obtains reports.

 Attends meetings and hearings.

 Makes field inspections when problems develop.

 May act as subcode official for any subcode in which qualified to
 act as a subcode official.

 Assumes  all  duties,  responsibilities,  and  authority  of  the
 Construction Official in his/her absence.

 May assist the Construction Official in the following duties:

 Directing,  planning,  organizing,  and  supervising  staff   and
 activities concerned with carrying out the regulations of the  NJ
 Uniform Construction Code.

 Developing    the   work   program   with   effective/appropriate
 procedures,   analyzing  inspection  problems,  and  establishing
 appropriate work methods.

 Executing  plans  for effective utilization of  available  funds,
 personnel, equipment, materials, and supplies.

 Preparing a budget and maintaining balances.

 Establishing  personnel rules/policies within  the  unit  and  in
 recommending  policies  or changes in policy  and  procedures  
 to appropriate officials.

 Arranging for contractual inspections when necessary and
 reviewing reports submitted by contracted agency.

 Enforcing regulations of the NJ Uniform Construction Code.

 Providing applications for construction work and assisting the
 public in preparing applications.

 Determining the proper fee for the work required, collecting  all
 fees/penalties,  and ensuring that funds are  properly  accounted
 for on receipt of the completed application.

 Ensuring  that  subcode  officials shall have  an  adequate  time
 period   to   review   appropriate   applications,   plans,   and

 Ensuring  that  requests  for variation  are  properly  prepared,
 documented, and referred to the appropriate subcode officials.

 Issuing  construction  permit  certificates  of  occupancy,   and
 temporary certificates of occupancy on receipt of the approval 
 of all appropriate subcode officials.

 Recording notices of violation on receiving notification  of  the
 appropriate  subcode  official,  and  determining  penalties  for
 noncompliance with the penalty notices.

 Ensuring  that  required  inspections are scheduled/performed  on
 time  and  that reports of inspections are completed and properly

 Recording stop work orders as notified by the appropriate subcode

 Ensuring  that  final inspections have been  completed  prior  to
 issuance  of  a  certificate of occupancy  and  that  inspections
 required  for that purpose have been completed prior to  issuance
 of a temporary certificate of occupancy.

 Ensuring  in  the case of a change of use or on a request  for  a
 certificate  of  continued occupancy that each  subcode  official
 gives  approval  based on an inspection and  the  review  of  all
 submitted   data  before  issuing  a  certificate  of   continued

 Coordinating  activities of subcode officials in  enforcement  of
 provisions of the energy subcode.

 Preparing for an appeal before the Construction Board of  Appeals
 and  appearing  before  the  Board,  in  filing  necessary  court
 complaints, and making court appearances in the various courts of
 appeals when required.

 Will  be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic
 and/or  manual  recording and information  systems  used  by  the
 agency, office, or related units.



 Applicants must possess a license as a Construction Official issued by
 the Department of Community Affairs. 

 NOTE:  Where the construction official also serves as one or more 
 sub code officials, applicants must possess the appropriate sub code
 official license and, will be required to possess a technical license of 
 the appropriate level (HHS, ICS, RCS) in a specified discipline
 (building inspector, electrical inspector, fire protection inspector,
 plumbing inspector, or elevator inspector.


 Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in NJ only 
 if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to 
 perform essential duties of the position.


 Knowledge of principles of management and supervision and of  the
 administration  of  a local enforcement agency  including  record
 keeping, preparation of reports, personnel procedures, and budget

 Knowledge  of  record keeping requirements under the  NJ  Uniform
 Construction  Code including permit and certificate of  occupancy
 records,  variation application records, and violation files  and

 Knowledge  of  the  method  of  establishing/maintaining   proper
 review/approval  procedures  for permit  applications  to  ensure
 compliance    with   the   construction   code   and   applicable

 Knowledge   of  legal  methods  of  code  enforcement;   of   the
 purpose/fundamentals of stop orders and notices of penalties  and
 court  action; of the powers/procedures available  to  deal  with
 hazardous conditions and emergency situations; of procedures  for
 processing cases involving condemnations and other violations  of
 the subcodes; of requiring/obtaining/issuing search warrants;  of
 legal  responsibilities  of inspection personnel;  and  of  other
 related legislation.

 Knowledge  of  building subcode provisions  including  structural
 requirements  and durability and weatherability requirements;  of
 electrical  subcode  provisions  including  minimum  service  and
 appliances and basic circuits; of elevator subcode provisions; of
 fire   prevention  code  provisions  including  special   permits
 required,  storage/handling  of goods/materials,  maintenance  of
 exit facilities and maintenance of fire protection equipment;  of
 fire   protection   subcode  provisions   including   height/area
 requirements,  fire resistance, flame spread, and  combustibility
 requirements;  of plumbing subcode provisions including  sanitary
 waste disposal, water supply, venting, and required facilities.

 Knowledge   of   the   technical  knowledge/abilities   for   the
 appropriate subcode official's license that are commensurate with
 the  level  (HHS,  ICS, RCS) which has been  established  by  the
 jurisdiction for the enforcing agency.

 Ability  to  establish/maintain cooperative working relationships
 with  local/state  government officials, staff members,  and  the

 Ability to evaluate programs/procedures.

 Ability  to  plan, organize, supervise, and coordinate activities
 of diversified units.

 Ability to exercise independent judgment in evaluating situations
 and in making determinations.

 Ability  to  organize  assigned work and develop  effective  work

 Ability  to prepare and supervise preparation of clear,  concise,
 accurate, and informative reports.

 Ability  to  analyze  and interpret the NJ  Uniform  Construction

 Ability  to  utilize  various types of electronic  and/or  manual
 recording and information systems used by the agency, office,  or
 related units.

 Ability  to  read, write, speak, understand, and  communicate  in
 English  sufficiently  to perform the duties  of  this  position.
 American  Sign  Language or Braille may  also  be  considered  as
 acceptable forms of communication.

 Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long
 as  they  can  perform the essential functions of the  job  after
 reasonable  accommodation is made to their known limitations.  If
 the  accommodation  cannot be made because  it  would  cause  the
 employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible.

 This job specification is applicable to the following title code:
Local or
Class of
05728LC N/A06-

This job specification is for local government use only.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.

MCK   10/17/2005